Ian MacIntyre studied theatre at the Dalhousie University Acting Programme, where he was fortunate to work with artists such as Dr. David Overton and Daniel MacIvor. He co-created and starred in The Oprov (The Improvised Soap Opera), and was invited to perform with Halifax’s premiere improv group The Improv Knights, before relocating to Toronto.
Since 2005 Ian has made a name for himself as a member of Approximately 3 Peters, Toronto’s number one purveyor of “sketch comedy for nerds”, alongside Pete Hill and Peter Gal. He has gone on to perform improv with the Bad Dog Theatre, and at several other venues in Toronto, and has also been fortunate enough to study with industry professionals such as Joe Flaherty, Mick Napier, and Andrew Currie. In 2007, he placed third out of eight finalists selected from hundreds who auditioned across Canada on CBC’s reality TV show, Second City’s Next Comedy Legend. He has since performed for the Second City aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines, traveling through the Caribbean and Alaska.
Other notable television credits include Degrassi, The Best Years, Life With Boys, and HBO Canada’s Living in Your Car. Additionally, he served as head writer on the OMNI Television sketch comedy special Word On The Street. He has appeared in national commercials for Subway, McDonalds, Circuit City, Rogers, and notably as “The Champ” for OLG’s Rock Paper Scissors campaign. Currently Ian performs every week as part of Toronto’s Sketchersons, who perform the popular weekly show Sunday Night Live at the Comedy Bar. He was also once almost eaten by a bear. Seriously.
Ian MacIntyre is represented by Butler Ruston Bell Talent Associates, Inc.
Life With Boys (YTV)
Degrassi Takes Manhattan (CTV)
Living In Your Car (HBO Canada)
The Best Years (Global)
Word On The Street (Head Writer, OMNI TV)
Second City’s Next Comedy Legend (CBC)
Montreal Sketchfest 2012
Toronto Sketchfest 2006-2011
Just For Laughs Toronto 2010
Chicago Sketchfest 2008, 2009
Waterloo Improv Fest 2007
Orillia Comedy Fest 2007
Toronto Improv Festival 2006
Toronto Fringe Festival 2004
Atlantic Fringe Festival 2002-2004
Awards and nominations
Canadian Comedy Award (nominee) – Best Comedic Play – 2008, 2011
Toronto Sketchfest – “Sketchiest Sketch Troupe” w/ Approximately 3 Peters – 2011
Second City’s Next Comedy Legend (2nd Runner Up) – 2007
Fresh Meat Showcase (official selection) – 2006
Atlantic Fringe Festival (Fringe Pick) – 2003